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Placerita Jr. High School - October 7, 2019

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This Week at Placerita 10.7.19


Here we go into Week 9!


We have two weeks left in the first quarter. Please remind your students to double check all their assignments so they will not have to catch up next week.


Thursday October 10th is our Fundraiser day at California Pizza Kitchen. Please plan on going to CPK to support Placerita on Thursday.


Friday is the Museum of Tolerance Field Trip for Team Pacesetters. Adam will be going of Friday. That is our final MOT field trip of the year.


The lockdown drill that was supposed to be last week was moved to this Thursday. It will happen right at the end of Brunch.

Good Article on Motivation from Edutopia

This is a good one... Gerry is big on Culture and Climate...

Irkstreamly important info....for erybody...

The information below was shared with our parents...

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Introducing Placerita Parent Academy #1

Are you stressing about having a Tweenager? We are going to cover topics in our Parent Academy Classes relating to typical tween behavior. There will be discussion on the topics listed below:


  • Adolescence isn't terminal (It just feels like it)
  • What your phone is doing to you
  • Surviving the tween years
  • Outside influences on my student
  • Making every moment matter



If these topics would help you work your way through Jr. High Please register through the form below. Any Placerita Parent is welcome. We will be meeting three Tuesday nights in a row on October 15, 22, and 29. We will start at 7:00 PM and be completed by 8:15 PM. The last 10-15 minutes will be a time for questions about what we have discussed. We will also be doing the same classes in Spanish on the Thursdays after each Tuesday class. Elizabeth Orozco our School Social Worker and Wellness Coordinator will be conducting those classes.


Please consider registering for this first series. We would love to see you there.

Complete the form below to be registered.

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Restaurant Night Fundraiser to benefit the Placerita Foundation on October 10 at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Don't miss it!

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During the Month of October we wear pink on Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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ASB is Hosting a Fall Festival for Students

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Healthy Choices Parent Meeting

If you are interested in what will be shared with students in our Healthy Choices curriculum in both Science and PE you may attend this meeting for a review of the curriculum. It will be on November 7 @ 6:30 PM in Tanner Hall.
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Click on the link below for a PDF copy of the letter above

Other Important Dates for Parents this Fall

Miner Munchies

We will need your help with snacks for staff. We will send out Sign-up Genius forms for each event. Two events this Fall - October 18 and December 13


Placertia Parent Academy #1

Parent Academy classes are taking place on October 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00 PM in Tanner Hall. See the article above for information and the form to register to attend.


Placerita Parent Organization

Breakfast Meetings - Right after Drop-off in the morning in Tanner Hall.

Fall Meeting - October 15th

Two more in the Winter and Spring - January 15 and March 18


Student of the Month Meetings for Selected Students (Parents Invited)

October 4, November 1, December 6, February 7, March 6, and May 1


Healthy Choices Parent Meeting

Meeting to review the Science and PE curriculum related to Sex Ed. Parents can review all parts of curriculum with an option to opt out.

November 7 @ 6:30 PM in Tanner Hall

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Click on the link below for a PDF of the calendar above

Important Upcoming Dates in September/October at Placerita

  • Fall Break 10/7 Holiday
  • PBIS /Miner PRIDE Coach Training Day 10/9 All Day Newhall DO
  • Field Trip Museum of Tolerance (#3) 10/11 All Day (Team Pacesetters)
  • Miner Munchies 10/18 Brunch in Library
  • End of Q1 10/18 End of Day
  • Fire Drill 10/22
  • Minimum Days 10/23-24 Dpt and PD Time
  • Halloween Costume Contest 10/31 Brunch Extended brunch
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Placerita Jr. High School

Placerita has been serving Jr. High students in Newhall for almost 60 years. Placerita is just north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley.